If you eligible for the PJM, and have not received it you can respond to the phone number below. It appears Defence is organising with the Malaysian Ambassador to carry out a further presentation in August. The “catch” is that you will have to make your own way to Wellington to receive the award.
The Pingat Jasa Malaysia (PJM) medal is a Malaysian government initiative that recognises service in Malaya, Borneo, and Singapore.
The PJM Medal honours the valour and sacrifices made by the New Zealand Forces who served in Malaya/ Malaysia for at least 90 days, between 31 August 1957 and 31 December 1966. This also includes service in Singapore up to 9 August 1965.
“While many of these veterans have already received their medal we believe that there are still a number of veterans who may not be aware of their entitlement,” said Donald Anderson, NZDF Assistant Director Medals Policy.
Since 2005 over 3,800 of these medals have been issued.
Mr Anderson said, “If you think you may qualify, please contact the NZDF Medals Office on 04 527 5270.”
This medal may also be issued to the legal next of kin of deceased Malayan veterans – if you think your relative may have qualified for this medal, all the information and application forms are on the Defence Medals website which can be accessed from the medals menu on this blog.